Adventure / Travel

Exploring the historic Reichstag Building in Berlin

Share this post Berlin, Germany

As a part of our MBA exchange program from Ryerson University, we went on a summer exchange program to Copenhagen Business School (CBS). We planned our trip in such a way that we could travel to different cities during the weekends and complete our academic credits during the weekdays. On one of our weekend trips, we visited Berlin.

After getting a little lost and figuring out the public transport system, we made it to our hostel, Heart of Gold. It was very conveniently located and perfectly fit our student budgets. On our first day, we found this amazing bike tour group called Fat Tire Bikes. With our guide Niels, we explored as many touristy spots as we could during the day. While we were in Berlin, we visited the Reichstag Building, the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Cathedral, Checkpoint Charlie, Hitler’s bunker, the Berlin Wall, the Neues Museum and much more.

As we were biking through Eastern Berlin, we came across Marx-Engels Monument. The statues of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the middle of a park were big enough to attract our attention from quite a distance. If you get fascinated by history, politics or economy, you should definitely stop by and get your photo with the larger than life statues of Marx and Engels.

After riding a bike for the whole day, we took it a little easy on the next day. On our second day, we went for a long walk around the city. As we were casually strolling, we found a perfect place for brunch facing the magnificent Berlin Cathedral. The Berlin Cathedral or the Berliner Dom is situated on the Museum Island in Mitte borough. Did you know that it was constructed originally in the 14h Century and was reconstructed thrice? The Cathedral is a magnificent example of the Baroque architecture style.

If you wish to know the fascinating history of this cathedral, an informative audio guide available at the entrance is really helpful. Inside the cathedral, there is an interesting pipe organ with around 7000 pipes which was constructed in 1905. You can climb 270 steps and get to the top to admire the beauty of Museum Island.

Related stories